Alarming rise in suicides in the construction industry

13 July 2021

Glasgow Caledonian University research on suicide statistics from 2015 to 2019 has shown that the number per 100,000 for construction workers rose from 26 to 29 in the four years to 2019. However, unskilled workers, such as labourers, have seen their rate rise from 48 to just over 73 suicides per 100,000.

Eight substances added to EU Candidate List

13 July 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added has added eight new substances to the Candidate List, most of which are added as they toxic for reproduction, carcinogenic, respiratory sensitisers or endocrine disruptors.